My Greatest Adventure: Rafting in the Grand Canyon

A few weeks ago, I completed my greatest adventure to date. I went rafting for 7 days down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. On Day 8, I hiked up Bright Angel Trail. Here’s what  I wrote the day after completing the hike to the top of the Grand Canyon. After a 7-day rafting… Read More

Reflections of 30 Years in Business: From Being a Broken Man to Meeting Presidents

The year is 1991. Great things are happening for me and my fast-growing business.  I am getting more comfortable as a business leader, though it was all new to me. I was learning by trial and error, and I made more errors than good decisions. I was never a high-ranking officer in any company before… Read More

What advice would I give my 22-year-old self?

Thursday, August 24, 2017, was an awesome night. I was recognized as one of ‘Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs.’ When we came onstage to get our awards, we had to select one question to answer. The question I selected: “What advice would I give my 22-year-old self?” That night I only had a few minutes, so… Read More

10 Things I Learned Hiking to Springer Mountain

On Saturday Feb. 25, I  decided to hike to Springer Mountain with two friends. We each had full 30-pound backpacks and hiked 9 miles up 2,000 feet of elevation to spend the night on Springer Mountain, at the start of the Appalachian Trail. Even though the temperature was expected to be in the low 20s- not… Read More